It had changed so much since we had gone 16 years ago. One of the things they added was the hall of flags. There is a flag for each state. This is the girls by the Utah flag.
Jon's Dad is a Vet and it was a very special moment to see him up there saluting the flag.
Usually they pass the flag around and let each Vet tell his name and rank and where her served, but because there was such a large crowd that night they didn't do that.
They did ask all the Vietnam Vets to step forward and honored them. This all made me very proud of my father in law. I'm very glad my girls got to see this.
Day 4 we decided to drive to Badlands National Park. Grandpa loves his girls.
Badlands kind of remindes me of Bryce Canyon but with out the pretty red rocks.
The girls had so much fun climbing on all the rocks. We even did some climbing.
The girls got their ranger badges here too. The Ranger that swore them in made them promise to bring him a pizza next time they came. Badlands was very interesting. They are still finding lots of fossils in the area.
Day 5 we had to move our camp site, and we were a getting a bit tired so once we got to our new campsite we took it easy for most of the day then drove into Deadwood for the evening.
Jon and I really loved the HBO series based on the origins of the town of Deadwood that was on a few years ago, so visiting this town was really fun for us.
The Bullock Hotel, named after Seth Bullock the first sheriff of Deadwood, and my favorite character from the show.
These girls are just so cute!
I wanted to put up the picture of Jon and I in front of the monument from 16 years ago but I couldn't get my scanner to work. But here we are, many pounds heaver but still as happy.